If you've struggled with weight loss, you're not alone. Many people find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off. Fortunately, options are available to help you achieve your weight loss goals, such as Saxenda in Tulsa, Fort Smith & Fayetteville.
How to Use Saxenda Effectively for Weight Loss
- Before using Saxenda, read the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the medication guide.
- Saxenda is a subcutaneous injection that should be administered once a day at the same time of day, with or without food.
- Choose a different injection site each day to avoid injecting in the same area repeatedly. Injection sites include the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.
- Use the pre-filled pen provided with the medication to administer the injection.
- Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab and let it dry before injecting.
- Inject the full dose of Saxenda as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The recommended starting dose of Saxenda is 0.6 mg daily, which should be increased by 0.6 mg each week until the maintenance dose of 3 mg is reached. It's important never to exceed the maximum dose of 3 mg daily.
- If you miss a dose of Saxenda, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
- Dispose of the used pen and needle in a sharps container.